Métis Nation in B.C. introduces mandatory vaccine policy – CBC

Policy rollout begins Oct. 4; unvaccinated staff will be placed on unpaid leave, nation says

Sep 22, 2021

Métis Nation British Columbia will soon require proof of vaccination from all staff, vendors and visitors who wish to enter its offices.

The rollout for the nation’s mandatory vaccination policy is broken into two stages, much like B.C.’s vaccine card.

Starting Oct. 4, people will be required to show proof of at least a single dose of the vaccine. By Nov. 15, proof of a second dose will be mandatory.

The nation says any staff who fail to meet the requirements will be placed on unpaid leave.

“Part of being leaders is to make difficult decisions,” says Lissa Dawn Smith, MNBC acting president, in a release.

“I am confident that this is the necessary action to protect our staff, our citizens, our elders and our communities.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/metis-nation-bc-covid19-mandatory-vaccine-1.6185229

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